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Yes the reviews are right - you do need to order a size bigger than your normal shoe size
on 13 November 2012
This review is just to help settle the 'do I need to order a bigger size' argument that seems to run through these reviews.
I bought my first Navy Caymans three years ago and they were marked M7 and W9 made in China, they have just worn through on one sole, and having looked at both a replacement Cayman and this newer Baya model, I opted for the Baya on price alone, and from this seller, who is the cheapest on Amazon.
Choosing to heed the 'buy a bigger size' reviews (because there were more of them), I ordered a size 8, and I'm glad I did. Marked M8 W10, these Crocs are manufactured in Mexico as opposed to my last Chinese pair. They are exactly the same size and dimensions (length and width) of my previous pair, so I have to hang my hat on the 'yes you need to buy one size bigger' peg for this review.
REVIEW UPDATE 28th April 2015.
As you can see from the date of my review, I bought my pair in November 2012. It's now 2.5 years later, and these Crocs have performed faultlessly. Initially 'hard' plastic when first worn, they took about a month to gain the elasticity I had with my original Crocs. I wear them constantly around the house and garden and they have consequently seen heavy wear. They are so durable, the main sole pattern is only now starting to flatten out and wear away - they are definitely not a '1 year throwaway item'.
They are not only extremely comfortable and hardwearing, but also brilliant value for money.
I'm very happy I bought these - Highly Highly recommended (but don't forget to buy that size bigger).
I hope this helps you with your buying decision.
I hope this helps you with your purchase decision.
Ordered on Saturday morning at about 9am, they were delivered via courier mid afternoon on Monday, which totally exceeded my expectations, so well done to the seller for great service.
They arrive in their original Crocs plastic carrier with all tags attached, which was the main reason I used Amazon to buy from - as a friend has been sold what are obvious cheap copies from the well known auction site we all know and sometimes love.
I'm very happy with the purchase, and with the Crocs themselves, the only frowny face bit is that they don't seem to be as 'spongey' as my other pair, appearing to be a tad solid underfoot, but that's probably because they are new and will break themselves in over the next few weeks.
If they don't. I'll be back here to let you know.
That said, they are nowhere near as solid (read brick hard) as some Croc copies I tried on in my local Wynsors shoe shop (and advertised elsewhere on Amazon), which appeared to be made out of old car tyres and with no 'give' in them at all - a bit like those translucent plastic sandals we were all forced to wear at the seaside.
So...in a nutshell...Cheapest on Amazon, arrive virtually overnight from a very efficient seller, are smaller than Caymans so you need the next size up, and they appear to be, at first wearing, a little more solid to wear than older models.
Why the four stars and not five? Purely down to the sponginess issue, which I will come back and correct if things work out as I think they will. I don't think it would have been an open and honest review if I hadn't mentioned it.
I hope this helps your purchase choice.